SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pointing Ability
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 06-09-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
Posts: 3,204
Thanks: 10
Thanked 132 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Pointing Ability

Modern GPS with a VMG to windward function. Slowly bring the boat from jib reaching up until the vmg starts to fall. That's your fastest upwind angle, regardless of pointing ability. A lot of boats can claw upwind tighter than this at reasonable speed.

A lot of people worry more about point than speed made good, but that is the slow way to get anywhere.

Stumble is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome